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Breakdown of Society.

descrection

 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 Holy Bible, New King James Version

I believe that when you break down the family, you break down society. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Now that does not mean you are to remain in an abusive relationship.

“Train your child in the way in which you know you should have gone yourself.” Charles H. Spurgeon

How many times have we reflected on our past and wish we could change it?

When you are a parent you can pass these mistakes as well as your triumphs onto your children to help guide them through life.

“The tasks connected with the home are the fundamental tasks of humanity.” Theodore Roosevelt

For those of us that are old enough to remember do you remember those that in my opinion are destroyer of the family the  (womens lib) spewing on how they were on a biological clock and wanted to get pregnant ? Because they relegated men to the trash can they wanted to get pregnant by artificial insemination because they said they did not need a father in the family. Look at the results. Could it be boys raised by feminists are confused as how to be a man because there were none in their family life? Could that be why so many males today are so feminine?

In many Asian countries the mother raises the children and could that by why there is so much homosexuality there and the men are so feminine there?

“There is only one way to bring up a child in the way he should go and that is to travel that way yourself.” Abraham Lincoln

We need to walk with our children through life not shove them off to babysitters like sports teams or other extra curricular activities. We need to spend time with them not just having fun but teaching them life lessons. Other wise, when they leave the nest they will be completely unprepared for the world out there.

The most important duty of every parent and grandparent is to teach them about Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. To help them become adopted members of a Holy Family.

Prayer: Oh Jehovah Abba (God our Father) please bless those who were raised fatherless to be introduced unto You so that will be blessed to know what a father is. This blessing they will in turn teach their children and may it restore Godly families to our society which so desperately needs it. I humbly request this in the name of my adored bib brother Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.

 


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God has Prepared.

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 New King James Version                                                     

 There was a TV ad that talked about the life we prepare for ourselves when we are young, through our adult years and our happily ever after retirement.                                                                                                        

It brought about a huge chuckle from me.                                                       

Everything I dreamed of in my life when I was young never came true. On the flip of the coin there were so many things I swore I would never do that I have done in my life.

Most times it took traumatic events to force me where Jehovah wanted me to go and my mantra was: “Lord why are you doing this to me, I do not want to go there?”                                                                          

Once there He guided me to what He the service prepared for me to do for Him and the remolding of this lumpy clay.                                                                                    

In retrospect when looking back it is possible to see Jehovah wanted me to go there and do those things so not only would I serve Him there but He was molding me and getting me prepared for the next step He has prepared for me to serve Him and for Him to continue His molding of me. (which I always whined about and fought because I did not want to go there).

After thirty years of this it amazes me what my Beloved has done in my life and through my life.

He is still molding me and although I do not know the next service unto Him that He has prepared for me is I am confident in His guidance. During this process I know it will bring me ever closer unto Him in love, respect and admiration.             

                                                                      WE MUST LET GO                                                                                           

A Christian does not make plans for their lives but follows where Christ leads them. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It does not matter if you are young or old, strong or handicapped, rich or poor there is a wonderful destiny Jehovah has prepared for you when you surrender your will to His.

It does not matter if you are young or old, you can always be of service unto Jehovah. Joseph- Anthony: Green

The service He has prepared for you may be big or small but it is all important unto Him and He has a special job waiting just for you.

 

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”  Helen Keller

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for blessing me with a Devine career that You have made for this humble child to serve You with loving devotion. I praise You in the name of He who served you all the way to a horribly excruciatingly painful death on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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Here is the proof.

HOLY SPIRITS POWER

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. Romans 8:9 New King James Version

For those of you who doubt if the Holy Spirit dwells within the Christian here is the proof. The Spirit of God dwells in you.  That is not a maybe but a direct promise and Jehovah always fulfills His promises.

 

Therefore all Christians have the Holy Spirit with in us.

What does the Spirit do in our lives?

He conquers our addictions which we are too weak to defend ourselves from.

For me it was stubbornness.

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. Romans 8:26 New King James Version

Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 New King James Version

The Holy Spirit with in us guides us to what is the right way to live. There have been too many times when I was in doubt about certain circumstances but the Holy Spirit lead me to make the correct ones which prevented a lot of grief.

The reward for this is peace in our lives and joy in our loving relationship with the Trinity.  There are so many times in my prayers that I am so filled with spiritual joy it feels as if every molecule in my body wants to scream out:” I love You my Holy Father, I love You.”

The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 New King James Version

There have been so many times in my trials and tribulations I wanted to quit but was empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue on the victory.

That you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 New King James Version

 

The Holy Spirit teaches us about Jehovah which leaves us in awe, respect and a deeper love for Him.

 

These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13 New King James Version                                                                      

The reward for this is a stronger loving bond with Him.

But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:17 New King James Version

                                                                                                            

And finally, He is the best remodeler there can ever be. Looking back I am amazed at how much He was destroyed the old pot of clay and remolded me into a completely opposite creature. Every one of those fruits are in an abundance in my live.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Galatians 5:22 New King James Version

Now do not expect all of these to occur when you accept in your heart Jesus Christ as your Savior. Some may take years, some may take decades (for me some took twenty years). We go on Jehovahs time not ours. Speaking from experience although a lot of it has been very difficult I humbly thank my Beloved every day for the amazing work over He has accomplished in this lumpy clay. And the thing is, the process continues all of our lives.

The Christian walk is one of constant learning and remolding of our spirits. It does not happen over night, it happens over a lifetime. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Jireh  (God is our Provider) for blessing me with the most amazing life giving gift of the Holy Spirit who has patiently destroyed the old pottery and skillfully remolded me into the child You desire me to be. I humbly thank You in the name of He whose most precious gift made it all possible Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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No It Is Not.

CHRISTIAN DEVOTION

So too it is with Christianity.

Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. Exodus 18:20 New International Version.

Too many times I have seen Christians attempt to lead nonbelievers to Jesus. I have seen it when people invite others to church, to Christian music concerts and other methods. This is all fine and dandy but then what?

If the unbelievers decide to give their life to Jesus there is a praise Hallelujah and then my job is done.

No it is not.

That is like telling someone how great hockey is and convince them to go with you to watch a game. After the game they decide they like it and want to play. You slap them on the back and congratulate them and walk away. How are they going to learn the game if you do not teach them?

So too it is with Christianity.

If you want to lead someone to Christ you had better be prepared to guide them not only to Christ but to teach them about Him, how to have a relationship with Him and how to live according to His standards. Otherwise, the people will not only lose interest in Christ but will mock Christians. It will take commitment on your behalf and may take years.

You can begin by being an example of what a Christian looks like.

From my experience it took six months of patient guidance before they would even accept Christ.

Now sometimes you are the sower and sometimes you are the reaper.

My experience has been that I am the one who sows the Word and then another teacher comes along and takes over from there. That is the way God has planned it not me.

So, just as John’s disciples left him to follow Jesus, if God has chosen another to be their teacher after you guide them to Christ, be humble, step back and with grace surrender your students to the other.

Prayer: Please bless me Jesus Rabbi (Jesus our teacher) with the wisdom, patience and skill like you had to teach others the marvelous things You have done in my life. In Your brilliant name I humbly ask. Amen

May you be blessed with Gods divine love, peace and joy.


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He Took Me Where I Did Not Want To Go.

WE MUST LET GO

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9    New King James Version

 

When I completed my TESOL course the intention was to teach in Central America. The Lord however was directing me to China. I thought He was crazy and there was no way that destination was even on the radar.

As I love Jesus I obediently ventured to China even though there was dread in my heart because it was a communist country and I am a Christian.

It has been a difficult ten years travelling and teaching all along the coast from the north to the south. Through His wise guidance He has lead me to people who were open to listening about Him and accepting Him.

Sometimes the Lord will lead you where you do not want to go because you are afraid. Trust Him, obey Him and follow Him. He will be with you every step of the way.

Reflecting back on the experience the understanding came to me that His way was, is and always will be the best way.

A bonus is how much that in my difficult times and learning to trust in Him we have grown oh so very close.

 

What a marvelous blessing that is as well as the fact that I have helped guide others into Christ’s wonderful family.

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Rohi (Holy Spirit our Sheppard) for being such a patient, wise and strong guide in my life to take me to the places You have prepared for me to do the work You have prepared for me. I praise You in the name of the greatest Sheppard Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.  


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He Did It.

GRADITUDE AND CREDIT

It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13

As you grow in Christ you will slowly change to become more like Him. Most of the change is very subtle and you will not even be aware of it.

So when people mention how much you have changed do not be arrogant and brag about it as if it was of your own accomplishment.

Instead give praise where it belongs to Jehovah.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) for the wonderful blessing of slowly creating me to be the child you desire me to be. It is a delightful privilege to be so honoured. I humbly ask this in the name of he who accomplished Your amazing purpose on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.